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German Marketing Linguist

Remote position, Germany only


Are you a language lover with a passion for German popular culture? Welocalize, a global transformation partner, is seeking a Linguist to join their team. In this role, you'll be responsible for performing quality control tasks, on-demand translations, and copy edit tasks. You'll also take on linguistic lead functions, coordinate with translators, and ensure work is delivered to high standards and within deadlines. If you have native fluency in German, fluent English skills, and 3+ years of experience in translation/localization of marketing content, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Plus, you'll have the chance to work with a diverse and remote team. Apply now and join Welocalize on their mission to enable brands to reach, engage, and grow international audiences.

Job Description

As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 400,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our team works across locations in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them. www.welocalize.com

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Linguist, performs quality control tasks and on-demand translation and copy edit tasks, and takes on linguistic lead functions on assigned accounts/projects; coordinates the activities of a group of translators (internal and/or freelancers) for assigned accounts/projects, trains and develops freelancers, and ensures that the work is performed at a satisfactorily high standard within the specified deadlines and quality level; ensures that the Language Process is being followed by the project/account team.


  • Perform entertainment, marketing, PR and other consumer-oriented translations and reviews in the client-owned translation tool (English to German)
  • Perform copy edit tasks on assigned projects or accounts (English to German)
  • Perform lead support on assigned projects or accounts.
  • Managing and maintaining the language materials (including glossaries, Style Guides, work instruction) up to the quality standards and up to date as required by the account or project
  • Conduct research to ensure the best quality of delivery
  • Master or learn the tools associated with translation work
  • Precisely follow the established processes, e.g. always raise queries when there is a need to do so.
  • Interacting with clients on linguistic matters as required
  • Participating in the development of new and improved working processes
  • Developing and training of internal linguists/new and existing freelancers according to the accounts’ and Welocalize’s needs


  • Native fluency in German
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken, in a wide range of registers)
  • 3+ years experience in Translation/Localization of marketing content
  • University degree in Translation/Applied Languages or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Thorough understanding of the localization process.
  • Good user experience of standard software, such as Windows and Office applications.
  • Good user experience of standard CAT tools, e.g. XTM, SDL Studio, and issue tracking and query management tools, e.g. JIRA
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, linguists


  • Passion for German popular culture and entertainment industry
  • Ability to learn new localization tools and applications quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Ability to give clear, concise and constructive feedback
  • Ability and willingness to train/teach others and pass on knowledge.
  • Ability to work within a remote team.

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